Dancing Moon Press presents the final winter reading of:
“A COLLECTION OF BUMMER SUMMERS”
A short-story memoir by Johnny Bargain
The final winter performance of “A Collection of Bummer Summers” will take place on Saturday, February 6, at 1 p.m., at the Sarah Gayle Art Gallery, 179 N. Main Street, Toledo. Admission is free. The performance features author JOHNNY BARGAIN, is emceed by CARLA PERRY of Dancing Moon Press, and produced by “JOHNNY’S ANGELS.” The short stories will be performed by SARAH GAYLE and HOVEY GROSVENOR. A different selection of stories are read each time.
“If success is judged by actors having fun and the audience laughing a whole lot, then the Johnny Bargain readings from his short story memoir, “A Collection of Bummer Summers,” is a triumph. Putting a performance spin on a literary event ratchets up the entertainment value,” Ed Cameron, author of the graphic novel, “Gilmore By The Sea.”
“A Collection of Bummer Summers” is a compilation of true tales about the author’s hardcore life back in Rosebank, Staten Island, when he was a member of Dapper Dan’s Wacky Racers Motorcycle Club. “Chaos cluttered the streets of New York City back then, which in the 1960s was all about Burn, Baby, Burn, especially in the ghetto neighborhoods where buildings were being incinerated. The cops were pigs. Revolutionaries were stirring up trouble on the Lower East Side. Squatters moved in everywhere. Lots of heroin was going down. And the French Connection was strong. The city was a place where nobody gave a rat’s ass about anybody but themselves.” (excerpt from Chapter 1).
Copies of the book are available at the Nye Beach Book House, Canyon Way Bookstore & Restaurant, Newport & Toledo Public Libraries, online from Amazon, and direct from Dancing Moon Press. Additional information and ordering details can be found at: http://www.dancingmoonpress.com/a-collection-of-bummer-summers/
Johnny Bargain is also scheduled to be the featured author at the Nye Beach Writers’ Series at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. Save the date.